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Top 100 Things to Disappear First

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Sasquatchvnv, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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  2. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    What? No horses?:D
  3. ApronAmy

    ApronAmy Beaverton, OR Member

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    Very interesting. I'd never seen a list like this before.

    Personally I would add books... and its not just because I'm a book-a-holic.
  4. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    agreed, and come on......reading glasses are on the list :)
  5. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Great list: I think Water filters should be #1!!!! You can live forever without a generator, but a water filter intimes of need, whew! One of the reasons I don't want to leave my home short of a dire emergency. Anyone taking nails (#96), or a hammer, in your bug out bag? LOL! I'm stocked up in the basement!

    1. Generators
    2. Water Filters/Purifiers
    3. Portable Toilets
    4. Seasoned Firewood
    5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
    6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much
    7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots
    8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks
    9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
    10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
    11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled)
    12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
    13. Water Containers
    14. Mini Heater head (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
    15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
    16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur
    17. Survival Guide Book
    18. Lantern Mantles
    19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
    20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
    21. Propane Cookstoves
    22. Vitamins
    23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder
    24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
    25. Thermal underwear / Polypropylene
    26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
    27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty
    28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
    29. Garbage Bags
    30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
    31. Milk – Powdered & Condensed
    32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
    33. Clothes pins/line/hangers
    34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
    35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
    36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
    37. First aid kits
    38. Batteries
    39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
    40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
    41. Flour, yeast & salt
    42. Matches
    43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
    44. Insulated ice chests
    45. Workboots, belts, jeans & durable shirts
    46. Flashlights, Lightsticks, torches, Lanterns
    47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks
    48. Garbage cans Plastic
    49. Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash, floss
    50. Cast iron cookware
    51. Fishing supplies/tools
    52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
    53. Duct Tape
    54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
    55. Candles
    56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
    57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
    58. Garden tools & supplies
    59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
    60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
    61. Bleach
    62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
    63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
    64. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
    65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
    66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
    67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
    68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
    69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
    70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
    71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap
    72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
    73. Shaving supplies
    74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
    75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
    76. Boy Scout Handbook
    77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
    78. “Survival-in-a-Can”
    79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
    80. Reading glasses
    81. Window Insulation Kit
    82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
    83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
    84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
    85. Lumber (all types)
    86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
    87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses
    88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
    89. Lantern Hangers
    90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
    91. Teas
    92. Coffee
    93. Cigarettes
    94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
    95. Paraffin wax
    96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
    97. Chewing gum/candies
    98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
    99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
    100. Goats/chickens

    Need to work on the "BIG" dog as well I suppose:)

  6. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    I was questioning the order myself (TP#30?) then I noticed it said "no particular order"
  7. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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  8. LastinrugerIII

    LastinrugerIII oregon New Member

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    I would recomend the book "when technology fails" it has a bit of useful info.
  9. riverrat373

    riverrat373 Washington State Member

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    But if technology fails, how will I read the book on my Kindle?:laugh:
  10. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    The list raised a question for me... I know gasoline doesn't have much of a shelf life but what about Coleman fuel and kerosene for lamps? Will kerosene burn well after years of storage?
  11. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    No. you need to use Kerosene when it's new. My experience is that if's better to use it within 6mo to a year, max. It will burn later, but you'll get lots of black come off of it and less light and flame. I've used Coleman fuel many years later (opened container) and noticed no difference on it though.
  12. bt97006

    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    I see many things that I have thought of already and some that I haven't. It always helps to have an idea of things to grab before you start shopping and it makes it easy to check things off when you have the items.

    The main thing to remember is to grab item #78. “Survival-in-a-Can." Check! I should be set with that. :D
  13. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I see no need for coleman fuel since there is no lead in gasoline now.
  14. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I still have a Coleman 3 burner stove that runs off this stuff. I know they make the propane ones now but this thing rocks when it comes to cooking breakfast while camping:D
  15. Woodswalker

    Woodswalker THe great PNW Member

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    There are a LOT of volatiles in unleaded pump gas that i want NO WHERE NEAR my food....

    Coleman gas(white gas) is a petroleum naphtha product marketed by The Coleman Company. Historically called white gas, it is a liquid petroleum fuel (100% light hydrotreated distillate) sold in one gallon cans. It is used primarily for fueling lanterns and camp stoves. Originally, it was simply casing-head gas or drip gas which has similar properties.
    Coleman fuel has an octane rating of 50 to 55 and none of the additives found in modern gasoline. It has a lower molecular weight than gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel and cannot be used as a substitute for any of those fuels in modern engines.
    The flammability of Coleman Fuel is similar to gasoline; however, it should never be used in modern era gasoline engines.

    The material safety data sheet for unleaded gasoline shows at least fifteen hazardous chemicals occurring in various amounts, including benzene (up to 5% by volume), toluene (up to 35% by volume), naphthalene (up to 1% by volume), trimethylbenzene (up to 7% by volume), Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) (up to 18% by volume, in some states) and about ten others.
  16. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I've used Coleman in the car to get to the next gas station: it worked fine. I've used unleaded gas from the gas station in the Coleman stoves and lantern. Worked fine. Yet I try to keep to what is recommended. You might be even able to burn kerosene in a coleman stove, they are so amazing, but why would you unless it was a real crisis?

    I have 2 Coleman stoves. One was my Grandfathers. I don't even know how old it really is, but I remember that he had it in the 60's. I replaced the cork in the pump and it works like new.

  17. ArgentineSteel

    ArgentineSteel Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Several Books along the line of "How things Work." A visual guide to the world of machines.

    I also have Chiltons "Small Engine repair" to help keep the generators and yard machines running.

    And of course "Making the Best of Basics". Family preparedness handbook.
  18. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    FWIW (per Coleman Co.): "An un-opened container of Coleman® Fuel stored in a dry area with no rapid extreme changes in temperature will remain viable for five to seven years. An opened container stored in the same area will remain viable for up to two years though will be at its best if used within a year."

    Much better shelf life than gasoline. Good reason to stock some Coleman fuel (and rotate it of course) for the stoves and lamps.
  19. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Thanks EZliving, it's appreciated and I didn't know that. I have some in the basement that's been open over 10 years. Probably time to get a full one and use that one to light charcoal briquettes:)
  20. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have a can that is 10 years old and it works great in my stove:laugh: I am lucky to use it once a year. It still fires right up and works for me. The old stoves are sweeeet:thumbup: